I have a PPT this afternoon for C.S. I'm never quite sure what to expect, exactly what level of vigilance is appropriate.
This I am told, is not one of those critical junctures where we're likely to lose services. The one to be worried about will be the triennial review, 2 years from now, when he prepares to transition to middle school. That is what a friend of mine faced last week. She is an OT. She works with special needs children in the school system and she has so much more means than the typical parent to advocate for her daughter and yet, she left her PPT having lost the services she's convinced her daughter depends upon for success and happiness. I feel for them.
Of course, I started to worry after I spoke to her. I requested my son's reports so that I could review them prior to today's meeting. I was prepared to read up on a new law that apparently was recently enacted and affects who can receive special education. But the speech therapist reassured me that today's meeting will be routine. That I need not worry. There are no psycho-education testing or evaluations to review. Just his progress and a draft IEP. And Mrs. Wall won't be there either, as we had requested.
So, I'm trying not to get anxious about it. But, at the very least, if I can't do anything else, I will always worry. As I look back over this blog of mine, I realize just how constant my advocacy is. How much I deal with every day. This year has made a difference.